It’s been an unusually cold winter, even for us southerners. However, luckily the sun is getting hotter, the air is getting warmer and so is the pool water which means it’s time to take it outside. There are no more endless days inside, it’s time to make lasting memories outdoors.
My kids are like fish all summer long, they want to be in the water from the time they wake up until the time they go to bed. It doesn’t matter if it’s in our pool, at the beach, or playing with a hose, they want to be wet. However, the one problem with living in Florida is that our summers last long and are extremely hot so I like to come up with fun ways for the kids to play in the water beyond just swimming in the pool so that our summer stays entertaining. I am excited to partner with Publix and share with you one of our favorite playdate summer activities! Pool Float Musical Chairs!
Getting Ready for the Outdoor Summer Fun
The kids will be out of school for summer break next week, which will mean lots of neighborhood friends, lots of pool hopping, and tons of time outdoors. So my first job in preparing for summer is to head to Publix and stock up on the summer essentials, I seem to spend more time at Publix during the spring and summer months than any other time of year because they simply have everything I need for outdoor fun. I can grab my husband some charcoal and everything we’d need to fix a BBQ dinner, grab juice boxes for a picnic, and stock up on packaged snacks for all our playdates and outside festivities, and best of all they have all the brands my entire family knows and loves.
With summer break, comes lots of playdates. The neighborhood kids seem to travel in packs, which makes my heart very happy, but also calls for our snack cabinet to be well stocked. I hear “I’m hungry’ or “I’m thirsty” nonstop. My go-to’s are always Capri Sun juice pouches, Frito-Lay Variety Packs, and Betty Crocker Gushers. These 3 products keep everyone happy with their favorite sweet or salty treats, including mommy!
Pool Float Musical Chairs
Our favorite indoor game that we bring outside with a fun summer twist is pool float musical chairs.
If you have a pool or live close to a lake or ocean, you likely have a collection of giant pool floats. We’ve lived in Florida for 2 years and between the pool and beautiful beaches, we have collected a small farm of pool animals. So we pull them out of the pool and start the musical fun! On the really hot days, we add a sprinkler to the center and throw down a tarp under the floats, which makes the game even more fun.
However, we’ve played this game at night and on cloudy days without the water and the kids still think it is the coolest game to play.
It all usually ends with the kids laying on the floats, chilling out with a snack and drink, enjoying the summer afternoon. It makes for a perfect everyday fun celebration.
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